Giveaway :: Last Prize

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.” These words from Vincent Van Gogh clarify something I’ve felt since childhood: that the night sky holds the answers to any question I might have. When I was little, I always thought the stars were jewelry, and I assumed the sky knew better than to wear jewelry when it was storming outside. I looked at the stars as adornments in the blanket of black velvet above me and my dreams were woven into each twinkling reflection. Yes, I’ve learned the scientific nature of such things since then, but I’m starting to think my childhood assumptions were much more romantic. I often think of my own jewelry as starlight. And occasionally, I find myself wishing on my rings.

Last Prize, the husband and wife team of Kelsey Dugan and James Kozar, have created a line that brings to life my theory that the stars are jewelry we can wear. Each handcrafted piece pays homage to the beauty that lies above us and grants accessibility so that we, too, can wear the stars on our skin. Take a look at this Matchstick Necklace and this Jupiter Bangle and tell me you don’t feel the magic of the universe. The name alone showcases the fact that (no matter how big the dream), everyone wins. For every first prize, there is a last prize. And sometimes the honorable mention is worth more than every star in the sky.

Last Prize is giving away one Stripes and Dots Bangle to one lucky winner! To enter to win, please answer the following question by June 5th. Comments now closed…Good luck!
When was the last time you wished on a star and what did you wish for?
Start checking the winners’ box on Monday, June 11th, to see if you’ve won!
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  1. 1
    heather f says:

    I wished for a healthy grandchild and I got 2!

  2. 2
    Juliet Farmer says:

    i’m not typically up to see the stars, but the last time i was, i wished to be happy. figure it’s general enough it should always come true! 

  3. 3
    Beverly says:

    I’ve been wishing for my older brother to find work and some peace of mind. Not much has come to fruition as of yet, so I’ll keep wishing and hoping!

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    Sarah says:

    Living in NYC, I don’t see stars very much any more. I think the last time I did wish on a star was in high school, but it’s nice to be reminded of these things!

  5. 5
    Linnea says:

    My sister had a miscarriage last year on her birthday and she was trying again, so I wished for her dreams to come true. They did & she is pregnant with a healthy little one!

  6. 6
    Ana M says:

    last week…for happiness 🙂

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    Luisa says:

    The last time I wished on a star I was a small child. I wished for a cabbage patch doll. And I got one too!!!

  8. 8
    AmandaK says:

    I wished for something simple: to be happy and to be able to share that happiness with others.

  9. 9
    Rinny says:

    I wished on a star on a super clear, warm-breezy New England summer night that my best friend would come home safe from Iraq – and, he did!

  10. 10
    sam says:

    star light, star bright, first star I see tonight …..    always sang that with my children – and now that one is setting out on her own for grad school in England – I have wished that it all works out for her : )  

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    Jenni says:

    I wish on a star everytime I look up into a star-filled sky… My last wish was for my husband. I wished that he would get the job he wants and enjoy going to work again. He seems so sad when he has to leave….
    If I could have any wish it would be for his dreams to come true…

  12. 12
    Courtney says:

    I think I wished on a star while I was walking in Rome after seeing the Trevi Fountain…I wished that I’ll get a job soon so I can return to Europe one day.

  13. 13
    Jessica says:

    An icecream cone. Clearly that one came true.

  14. 14
    Marilyn says:

    Wow, I have to be honest here and say that I can’t remember the last time I wished upon a star. But, I plan on doing it tonight and wish for this beautiful bracelet!!

  15. 15
    Courtney says:

    I wish on stars any time I happen to see them…I always wish for happiness.

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    Emma says:

    When I was little, I thought “wishing on a star” meant you got to make a wish every time you saw a star, period – not just a special shooting star, but any star in the sky. I thought this was a great, mysterious gift of magic and thus decided to spend that great, commonly occurring gift on something that was beneficial for everyone, and save special gifts for myself (I was a very strategic child!). Thus, I always wished for world peace. This idea has stuck with me until today, when I as an adult have come to understand – or at least come to understand that it is what other people think! – that only shooting stars grant wishes, and consequently I wish for world peace every time I see a shooting star.

    Deep down in my heart, however, I still know that all stars are magical and special, and thus any wish, any time, connected to a star, be it shooting or stationary, will come true. <3

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    Valerie C. says:

    It’s been a few years…I think I will start again 🙂 I remember wishing to meet a great guy 🙂

  18. 18

    The night of the eclipse a couple weeks ago…..can’t tell you, but when it comes true I’ll let ya know….


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    Erin says:

    I think it was a few weeks ago. Whether I’m wishing on a star, the moon, an eyelash, the trees… it’s always the same wish – for a sign to help me find my next adventure.

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    AmyB says:

    I use wishing stars every time I see them. I don’t recall the last thing I wished for but the BEST thing I wished for was on New Years Eve 1999. I wished that I could get that boy I passed in the halls every day at school to notice me. He did and 12 years later we are happy and married and have a 1 1/2 year old son.

    I was later told that the “star” I had been wishing on my whole life was actually a satellite. It got the job done though!

  21. 21
    Lauren says:

    I always wish for the same thing whenever I see a shooting star, pull a turkey bone, or rip a straw knot: I wish for everyone in my family to be safe and sound.

  22. 22
    Stella says:

    Simple. I wished for love.

  23. 23
    Kate B says:

    The last time I wished on a star was over the weekend, actually! We were visiting my in-laws’ lakehouse and we took a night-time boat ride (this sounds much fancier than it is, but we still are very blessed) and you could see all of the beautiful stars so far out in the country. My husband is currently considering a career change and is still discerning what he even wants to do with his life. I wished on a star that he finds something that makes him happy and fulfilled, so he can be his best self. He deserves to feel that way!

  24. 24
    Alexis says:

    I wished to be content.  I think it has finally happened :).

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    kim g says:

    I saw my second falling star just last week… It was so exciting!!… My little one says that your not allowed to tell your wishes or they wont come true. 🙂 So…just know it was a very special wish…that I really hope comes true!

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    Sarah P says:

    My mom lives pretty far outside the city, and the last time I was at her house, my kids & I were admiring the better view of the night sky than what we can see from our city home. While there, I wished for happiness for the kids and wisdom for myself in guiding them to that happiness.

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    Anisa says:

    My wish is usually some version of the same thing: to live a happy, healthy, and fulfilled life.

  28. 28
    Ella P. says:

    The last time I wished on a star was a few days ago. I wished for good health & happiness for my hubby & I and the rest of my family!

  29. 29
    julie r says:

    i wished to know an answer to a big, BIG question. and yes, i married him. 🙂

  30. 30
    Rebekah says:

    can’t remember when but i almost always wish for the same thing – can’t tell you though…otherwise it might not come true and i can’t risk that, now can i?

  31. 31

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  32. 32

    Gosh this is beautiful!  I ALWAYS wish on the first star of the night – but if I told you my wish it wouldn’t come true! 😉

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    echo says:

    I used to wish on falling stars, but it has been too long to remember. Thank you for the reminder to enjoy the night skies.

  34. 34
    Stephanie C says:

    I haven’t wished on a star since I was little… but I remember I would always wish for a trampoline! (though I never ended up getting one)

  35. 35
    Jennifer says:

    Last night…and love, it’s always love…: ) 

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    Rosy says:

    When I was a kid I used to wait the night of 10th August to wish on falling stars: a new bike, good school exam results, a kiss from that cool boy, marry that movie star… things like that. Now that I’m not a kid anymore, every time I feel deeply sad I look at the stars I take a deep breath and wish I could be grateful for every single moment of my small life.

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    Laney says:

    Hmm, I don’t remember the last time I did that! I wish upon a lot of other stuff though! But it’s a secret, ssshhhh!

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    Kellie says:

    I can’t even remember the last time I wished on a star…though I do star gaze all the time! (Thanks for the reminder)
    I am constantly wishing for peace, love and joy in my life and the lives of those I love!

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    Lindsay says:

    I last wished on a shooting star when I was car-camping with my boyfriend in the back of my boyfriend’s truck in the Australian outback a year ago. The sky was clear and cold and I wished that I would never let my life get so complicated that I couldn’t appreciate the beauty of a moment like that. 

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    Angela says:

    I’ve never wished on a star. As a child, I remember taking my birthday wish very seriously when blowing out my candles, though. My last wish was for my son, that I could have a child. It took three years of waiting, and he just turned a year old.

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    Christy Ann says:

    It’s so crazy – a couple of weeks ago I saw a shooting star, and my hubby told me to make a wish. I wished that some money would just appear, as I needed it badly. The next day (no joke) I won a $100 Visa gift card in a blog giveaway!! I never win anything! They delivered it within a few days, too.

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    Heather says:

    Every time I see a shooting star I find myself wishing I could just see it again…they’re so illusive and sometimes you feel like you aren’t really sure you even saw it in the first place, like you just moved your head a bit too quickly, blurring a stationary star and tricking the eye.  Wishes are like that to me, a bit of a trick, a fleeting hope, representative of the time and state you’re in when you were wanting that new bike, needed a good outcome, wanted change, craved love, etc.   I always wish for the same thing, but I can’t tell you because then it won’t come true.  I can tell you I hope I never stop wishing…