Today we get to meet Deb and Dawn of First Fruits Design. Thank you girls for taking the time to tell us a little bit more about yourselves.

Tell Us About Yourself.
Hi, I am Deb...I do the buying, designing and executing of all pieces in our shop.
Hi, I am Dawn...I do the boring stuff, like pics, listings and shipping. (Deb frowns on the use of the term 'boring')
We became friends 12 years ago when Deb started attending the small Bible based church I was already a part of. We are two very different personalities, but God has a sense of humor and threw us together anyway!

Chunky Florentine Stone Wire Wrapped Ring

How Did You Get Your Start On Etsy?
I, Deb, have been designing and making my own jewelry for approx 15 years and selling it to friends, family and co workers. My friend Dawn talked me into opening a shop on Etsy after seeing the success friends of ours have had selling on the site.

Where Did You Get Your Shop Name?
As to our shop name, this is a cool story....we have some friends that had a carpentry business years ago and they are brothers. They told me that they picked their name after opening a Bible concordance and on one page was Brother and the other page was Built - hence the name Brother Built. We decided to do similar and we opened the Bible and Deb's thumb was touching 1 Corinthians 15:20 "...but now Christ has risen from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep...". So that is the story of our name!

Red Glass Love Know Earrings

What Does A Typical Day Look Like For You?
Deb....I work as a cake decorator in a bakery and design my jewelry at night and during any free time I have!
Dawn...I am a stay at home wife and do listings for Deb whenever she loads me up with her latest creations.

If You Could Be Anywhere In The World For A Day, Where Would You Go?
Deb - before the throne of God
Dawn - same here!!!!

Pale Aqua Sea Glass With Flower Charm
 What Is Your Favorite Bible Verse?
Deb - Ecc 3:1 "...there is an appointed time for everything...." - Dawn says this verse appeals to my affinity for procrastination and I say it appeals to my impatience.
Dawn - Is 40:31 "they that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall rise up with wings as eagles......"

What Is Your Favorite Listing In Your Shop?
My favorite item to feature is anything Dawn picks!
Dawn - my real favorites sometimes don't get listed because I snatch them up first!

White Howlite Pendant
This weeks Give Away item from Deb and Dawn, is this lovely pair of earrings.

Soaring Birds Fossil Stone Earrings

The winner of last weeks giveaway is Mathilda who said...
Wow, I find many favorites in this shop.
I like this little ballerina most.


Comments (13)

On June 20, 2012 at 7:43 AM , Sue Runyon said...

Deb and Dawn, great to "meet" you. Sounds like a great partnership.

On June 20, 2012 at 9:15 AM , Lorrie Esposito said...

What a cool partnership! Like the way you picked your shop name too. Wishing you both continued success on Etsy :-)

On June 20, 2012 at 11:14 AM , ZudaGay said...

Wow! I would love to have a partner that would do the photography and listings. :) Great shop!!

On June 20, 2012 at 2:49 PM , KarenW said...

Beautiful shop! Especially love your blue lapis earrings.

On June 20, 2012 at 5:15 PM , Colleen said...

Beautiful jewelry! And love your story-how awesome to do this with a friend!

On June 20, 2012 at 10:21 PM , MYSAVIOR said...

How do I love thee - let me count the ways!

I can't even choose a favorite - everything is so lovely.

How sweet the way you work together.


On June 20, 2012 at 10:33 PM , Sheila said...

Beautiful shop! I want a partner to do listings for me :) Sounds like a great friendship.

On June 21, 2012 at 9:19 AM , Dawn said...

Thank you all for your sweet & kind comments!

On June 21, 2012 at 10:34 AM , NellywithWings said...

Definitely liking the great relationship you two seem to have. It must be great working with a friend. :D

On June 21, 2012 at 1:47 PM , Cynthia Stevenson said...

Oh, wouldn't be nice to have someone do the listings and photography? Sounds like a wonderful partnership! Blessings

On June 22, 2012 at 11:33 PM , Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

Nice to "meet" you both - what a great partnership. :)

On July 4, 2012 at 12:47 PM , NellywithWings said...

Thank you very much for the giveaway, I just read the news and I am grateful and excited :D

On July 4, 2012 at 6:05 PM , Dawn said...

Nelly! You are quite welcome, congrats! Convo us with your full name and address so we can ship them out to you
Deb & Dawn