'Master Of My Fate' Necklace

Find empowerment in this pendant that reads "I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul."
created by

Kathy Bransfield

$84.00

Kathy Bransfield created by

Kathy Bransfield

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"I Am the Captain of My Soul"

"I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul." The words of William E. Henley are inscribed on a sterling silver pendant with a 22 kt gold-plated brass compass rose overlay to help you captain your own soul. Henley, one of the first British poets to write in free verse, penned the words in 1875 for his poem "Invictus." Handmade by Kathy Bransfield in California.

UNCOMMON KNOWLEDGE: While in the hospital facing the amputation of his second foot (he had already lost one as a child), Henley befriended author Robert Louis Stevenson, and they collaborated on a few plays. Henley is actually the basis for Stevenson's famous character Long John Silver from the novel Treasure Island.

Artist card included.

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Made in California

Kathy Bransfield

created by

Kathy Bransfield

location

California

Kathy Bransfield's early art career was full of "happy little trees;" she started out standing in front of the TV and painting along with legendary television artist Bob Ross. Today, she creates meaningful gold and sterling silver jewelry. Each piece is a reflection of her complex character, revealing an organic sentiment and creating a modern day heirloom. "I have looked to beautiful and powerful words to strengthen and heal me." Kathy says. "And I have looked to nature to do the same. I think within the jewelry there is a lovely balance of the two merging into one."

Kathy talks about her work on our blog.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
22kt gold plated brass, 1.5 mm flush-set brown diamond
Measurements
Chain: 18" L, Pendant: 0.875" dia
Item ID
13420

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoods'Master Of My Fate' Necklace
 
3.9

(based on 296 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (108)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (111)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (20)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Meaningful (135)
  • Good quality (130)
  • Unique (126)
  • Good length (109)
  • Pretty (64)

Cons

  • Lacks luster (28)
  • Too short (28)
  • Poor workmanship (27)
  • Too delicate (18)
  • Pricey / poor value (14)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (205)
  • Going out (37)
  • Dress up or down (35)
  • Office (32)
  • Formal occasions (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (112), Stylish (94), Comfort-oriented (86), Classic style (84), Modern (84)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (119), No (55)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (12), Child (11), Self (7)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (19), Birthday (9), Christmas or hanukkah (3)

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3.0

Nice idea, not quite the quality expected

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from Raleigh

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods 'Master Of My Fate' Necklace:

I obviously liked the image reflected online but was somewhat disappointed in the quality when I received it.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Other
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Birthday

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5.0

Iwould buy this product again

By 

from West Islip, NY

About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Meaningful
  • Pretty

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about UncommonGoods 'Master Of My Fate' Necklace:

    The person who this was given to throughly enjoyed the gift

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

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    4.0

    Unique, of quality workmanship

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    from San Antonio, TX

    About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern

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    Pros

    • Good Length
    • Good Quality
    • Meaningful
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dress Up or Down
      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Office

      Comments about UncommonGoods 'Master Of My Fate' Necklace:

      Lovely

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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      5.0

      LOVE IT!

      By 

      from Colorado Springs, CO

      About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Elegant
      • Good Length
      • Good Quality
      • Meaningful
      • Pretty
      • Unique
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dress Up or Down
        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Office

        Comments about UncommonGoods 'Master Of My Fate' Necklace:

        My wife loved the necklace! The quote was from one of our favorite poems! A perfect birthday or any occasion gift!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Wife
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

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        5.0

        She LOVED it!

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        from Stevens Point WI

        About Me Classic

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Pretty
        • Unique
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Too Long

        Best Uses

        • Dress Up or Down
        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Office

        Comments about UncommonGoods 'Master Of My Fate' Necklace:

        I gave this to my daughter who is moving to England for grad school for a year. She loved the sentiment behind Ian's reminder that she is in control of her destiny and how she manages her life. She's an archaeology major so also loved the compass decoration.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Child
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

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        4.0

        Customer service less than good

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        from Hebron ohio

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        Pros

        • Meaningful

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods 'Master Of My Fate' Necklace:

            Preferred the necklace for 17 yr old and got a different necklace with a saying about being a mother. Couldnt give it as graduation gift but would overnight another one. It didn't show up until two days later. As a result I had to spend additional money elsewhere locally so she would have a graduation gift on the day she graduated.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Child
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

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            1.0

            Very disappointing

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            from Los Angeles CA

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            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Workmanship

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods 'Master Of My Fate' Necklace:

                Very poor quality for the price. The lettering was very crudely done. Would not recommend this item.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes, Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Child
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday

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                5.0

                Love it! Beautifully made :)

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                from Houston, TX

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                Comments about UncommonGoods 'Master Of My Fate' Necklace:

                Great product!

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                3.0

                Bought for a gift

                By 

                from FL

                About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

                Pros

                • Meaningful
                • Pretty
                • Unique

                Cons

                • Lacks Luster
                • Needs A Better Chain

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about UncommonGoods 'Master Of My Fate' Necklace:

                I bought this for a college graduation gift because the saying was so meaningful. Not the quality I would have expected for the price, so I was disappointed. The medallion was nice but the chain was really not the quality to go with it. However I will keep it for myself.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes, Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Other

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                4.0

                This is a nice item. Go ahead and buy it

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                from Texas

                About Me Comfort-Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Meaningful

                Cons

                • Too Short

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about UncommonGoods 'Master Of My Fate' Necklace:

                Overall this is a nice medallion. When it arrived, I thought it was on the small side, but when it's hung around the neck, it is an appropriate size and is pleasing to look at. Other reviewers note the "child like" type set lettering, but I feel it adds a bit of charm. The outer medallion is a compass, made of brass and plated in 22 karat gold. Nice. The message medallion is sterling silver. Nice. The chain however, is way too short and is made of stainless steel. Not nice. I pitched the chain portion and went and bought a sterling silver, 18 inch necklace. It's too bad this item does not come with a better chain or the option to upgrade to one. I still, however, give it a positive review.

                Service and delivery comments:

                This item was delivered on the promised delivery date. No problems. No issues.

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                • Yes
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                • Other

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