When Faith Porter makes a necklace, she says, "I try to create a philosophy, not a piece of jewelry. Make somebody feel beautiful, and they start acting nicer to everybody around them."
She always uses crystal beads when she designs, although some people accuse her of having highfalutin tastes.
"Think about the light instead of the crystal," she says. "Light elevates the spirit."
Many of her wearable works are done as grand-scale sculpture too. Porter sees herself as a sculptor first--with a taste for the esoteric. Her logo is a pyramid. She names her designs after Egypt, Tibet and other centers of the occult.