Ann Tudor Glass and Fiber Artist

Meet Ann Tudor

Ann Tudor is a lampwork glass artist, surface pattern designer, and avid knitter. She makes tiny creations of glass for knitters and crocheters in the form of stitch markers and progress keepers. Ann also creates notion pouches to hold her markers and all your tools. She has been a maker her entire life but knitting has been a constant thread for over 30 years. 

After teaching many friends and family members how to knit, she is excited to share her wealth of experience in an online course for beginners: Craft Your Knitting.

Learn more about Ann and enjoy the conversation we had on Heart & Hands of a Maker. 

In this episode, Ann shares her experiences with various crafts and how she transitioned from making jewelry to creating lampwork glass beads. She discusses the challenges of working with glass and the importance of embracing the process of creating. Ann also offers advice on overcoming the fear of failure and valuing your work. She highlights the significance of finding support and networking with like-minded individuals. Finally, Ann shares her upcoming course on knitting and her passion for helping others learn and create.


  •  Embrace the process of creating and enjoy the journey.
  • Don’t be afraid to fail and learn from your mistakes.
  • Value your work and don’t undervalue yourself.
  • Find support and network with like-minded individuals.
  • Take the time to educate yourself and improve your skills.
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Introduction and Overview

Ann Tudor’s Creative Journey

Getting Started with Lampwork Glass Beads

Overcoming the Fear of Failure

Embracing the Process of Creating

Transitioning from Hobby to Business

Finding Support and Networking

Navigating Changes and Evolving in Business

The Therapeutic Nature of Making

Upcoming Course on Knitting

Pricing and Valuing Your Work

Finding Support and Education

Ann’s Mini Course and Future Projects

Closing Remarks


Making Holiday Decorations & Gifts

A Handmade Holiday
a few ornaments made through the years
To this day, by this time of year, I have a plan for the ornament I will make for gifting to those on our list. By plan, I mean I have the idea and maybe I’ve started gathering the materials. The making usually goes right up to the finish line. Can you relate?
Often, the project I choose includes a new technique I want to try and is something I believe I can replicate before running out of steam. As I decorated our tree this year, it…

Thank you and Holiday Wishes

Giving Thanks
Sending you wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving and offering my thanks for your support.
Taking a Moment of Your Time
It’s been wonderful fully immersing myself in all it means to “restart” my business. Re-learning WordPress, changing hosting services, finding a new email service provider, choosing a business email service (yes—they’re different!), finding my way on which way to go with content creation (Heart & Hands of the Maker podcast being the first to emerge), reengaging…

Heart and Hands of a Maker podcast launch

Issue #1
Thank you for welcoming me into your inbox.
Sharing just a bit of news before the weekend slips in and since I told you you’d hear it from me, first…drum roll, please!
Heart & Hands of a Maker: The Creative Journey podcast is LIVE!
The trailer and first “official episode” of “Heart & Hands of a Maker” released late this week!
When you have a minute (1:22 to be exact), please listen to the trailer on your favorite platform or here on Spotify.
While there, please consider…

Unleash Your Creativity with Heart & Hands of a Maker

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Embark on a transformative journey into the creative process with “Heart & Hands of a Maker,” a podcast hosted by me, Tammy Honaman. Whether you’re an established creator seeking fresh inspiration or a budding artist taking your first steps, this podcast is your compass on the path to unlocking your full creative potential.

Join me in live-workshop style conversations with a diverse array of makers. Hear their stories, challenges, and triumphs as they navigate the intricate landscape of the creative journey.


Dive deep into the creative process with insightful discussions on where inspiration is found, overcoming creative blocks, and the delicate balance between sustaining a business and keeping the creative spirit alive.


Discover practical tips to take your passion to the next step. From monetizing your work to growing your online presence, each episode provides valuable insights for makers at every level of their journey.

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Why Tune In:

Inspiration on Demand: Find creative inspiration whenever you need it, whether you’re in an artistic slump or seeking guidance on turning your passion into a business.

Community Connection: Join a vibrant community of makers, share your own experiences, and connect with like-minded individuals who are passionate about the art of creation.

Expert Guidance: Benefit from the wealth of experience each guest brings to an episode. Let us help guide you through the intricacies of the creative world.

How to Listen:

Subscribe to “Heart & Hands of a Maker: The Creative Journey” on your favorite podcast platform (don’t have a favorite? try Spotify) and open the door to a world of creativity, inspiration, and the boundless possibilities that lie within the heart and hands of every maker, including YOU! 

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Thank you for welcoming us into your studio and for allowing us to help you along your creative journey!