Mirthworks Creations is no longer a business. These pages are a record of our catalog and a little information on our endeavors. Is it gone forever? In this form yes, but who knows what the future will bring. If you have any questions, drop us a note. Our address is on the side of these pages. As of 2017 we were still alive.
Larry creates a sculpture inspired by college calculus and cartesian graphing with parabola created by spiders. Customers inquire about buying just the spiders, Mindy is facinated and Mirthworks is born. First creations, large spiders, then cockroaches and beetles. We resist the "pretty bugs" for a while prefering the strange and creepy. Designs credits equally split between both Mindy and Larry at first, then Mindy takes the design lead. Larry still prefers the creepy and spooky, with high "yuck and shudder" values. We find we appeal to the Young, the old, and to the quirky.
Larry finds that teaching science is taking up most of his time and effectively leaves Mirthworks to his wife Mindy who is the real craftsman of the enterprise. Larry, creative as he is, does not flourish putting in the long hours doing production work. He is not wired that way. He starts talking to the products and machinery. Mindy on the other hand, finds solace and satisfaction in working alone and creating.
Mindy contracts Transverse Mylitis and most of her production work was put on hold. The spinal injury played havoc with her life forcing her to step back from large scale production. Working helps keep her mind off the central pain syndrome she experiences so she still kept her hands busy by working on small creations and playing with chair caning and restoration.
Mindy's pain 'spontaneously' reduced itself in early 2009 which gave her a new perspective on her life. Though definitely not pain free, she keeps busy and turns back to her art work. For all but very special purposes, bug jewelry never gets restarted. Other interests take over. Forever??? Unknown