Monday, July 7, 2008


Name: Alexandra Sforza

Shop Name: Heterodyne Designs

Shop Link:
Location: United States

Ships To: Worldwide upon request.

What inspires you? I draw a lot of inspiration from fiction. Ever since I was young, I've always been driven by backstory, finding out more about characters, and always found the items they might have in a story to be fascinating. I wanted to be able to create magical items like that, with a story all their own!
How long have you had your shop on Etsy? Only two months now, though I've done shows and sold wholesale for years.

Is this a job for you or a hobby? A little of both, but mostly a hobby.
How did you get into your craft? Honestly? It was to be able to reproduce things from fiction that no one ever sold! I can remember, when I was 10, making myself "Zelda" pendants, because I wanted to have them!

Do you have any advice for fellow Etsy shop owners? Stay original. Even if someone has an idea that selling well, this should be about the art, not about the money.

What do you love about Steampunk? The fact that it encompasses so many genres without limitation. I also think keys and clock parts are beautiful, and steampunk is a way for them to be seen and admired!

Anything else you would like to add? Long live the Wulfenbach Empire! (Thanks for interviewing me! Yay steamteam!)


Sarah Dungan said...

I'm having fun reading about everyones inspiration.

Joei Reed said...

I always like pieces that incorporate ornate watch hands as well as gears. The trick is to put them places where they're not too long or won't cause stabbing. :) The brooch looks like an excellent idea!

TotusMel said...

Beautiful work and wonderful advice!

Hyla Waldron said...

I love your work Xandra!