'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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3.9

(based on 297 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (109)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (111)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (20)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Meaningful (136)
  • Good quality (131)
  • Unique (127)
  • Good length (110)
  • Pretty (65)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Everyday (206)
  • Going out (37)
  • Dress up or down (36)
  • Office (32)
  • Formal occasions (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (113), Stylish (94), Comfort-oriented (87), Classic style (84), Modern (84)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (120), No (55)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (19), Birthday (9), Christmas or hanukkah (4)

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5.0

Words to love by + beautiful jewelry=best gift ever

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from Lake Geneva, WI

About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

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Pros

  • Good Length
  • Good Quality
  • Meaningful
  • Pretty
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dress Up or Down
    • Everyday

    Comments about UncommonGoods 'Master Of My Fate' Necklace:

    I've had my eye on this necklace for years-I mentioned to my mom this year that I wanted it and it was my Christmas gift. I love it-the words are meaningful and it's such a beautiful piece of jewelry. It's definitely going to be on my neck daily. ❤️

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    3.0

    Nice idea, not quite the quality expected

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    from Raleigh

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    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
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

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    5.0

    Iwould buy this product again

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    from West Islip, NY

    About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented

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    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
      • 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
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

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        5.0

        LOVE IT!

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        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
          • 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

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          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
          • 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
              • 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
                  • 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

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                  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
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other

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