'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."
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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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Kathy Bransfield

created by

Kathy Bransfield

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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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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 (13), Child (11), Self (7)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (19), Birthday (9), Christmas or hanukkah (3)

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5.0

Beautiful graduation present

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from Hamden, CT

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Pros

  • Meaningful
  • Pretty
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods 'Master Of My Fate' Necklace:

      I'm giving this to my 12 yr old daughter as she graduates from her elementary school. It will be very special for her :)

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      So excited to find this item

      By 

      from Huntington, WV

      About Me Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Meaningful
      • Unique
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Chain looks a bit cheap

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about UncommonGoods 'Master Of My Fate' Necklace:

      I was thrilled to find this item. This is my daughter's favorite poem and I knew she would love it. We did replace the chain that came with it but she loves it and wears it every day.

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      • Yes

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      4.0

      Great everyday necklace

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      from Guanacaste, Costa Rica

      About Me Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Meaningful
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Sharp Edges

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about UncommonGoods 'Master Of My Fate' Necklace:

      This is a beautiful necklace that works well with siler or gold. My only monir complaint is that the edges inside the compass rose a sharp. This wold be a non-issue for people that do not touch their jewelry through out the day, like I do.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Lovely direction

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      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Career, Classic, Practical, Stylish

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about UncommonGoods 'Master Of My Fate' Necklace:

        I am so excited to give this gift! It's exactly what I was hoping it would be, and she's going to LOVE it! The size of the necklace is ideal for my recepient- large enough to make a statement, but not big; it's lovely and will be noticed, but it doesn't shout.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        4.0

        Love this

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        from Ithaca, NY

        About Me Modern, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Meaningful
        • Pretty
        • Unique

        Cons

        • Too Short

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about UncommonGoods 'Master Of My Fate' Necklace:

        I love this necklace I just wish the chain was a bit longer.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Feels cheap

        By 

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Workmanship

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods 'Master Of My Fate' Necklace:

            I read the other reviews and thought I would get this as a graduation present for a special young lady. I knew others thought it was cheap looking but rationalize that other products from this company never seemed that way so maybe the reviewer was being harsh. This was sub-standard quality in every way. I was disappointed and will be returning it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            My son likes this very much.

            By 

            from Palm Harbor Fl

            About Me Modern

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Meaningful
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Too Short

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about UncommonGoods 'Master Of My Fate' Necklace:

            He really liked the medallion but did not like the necklace. The chain was cheap looking and did not match the style of the medallion.

            Service and delivery comments:

            It was delivered on time in good condition.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            Love it!

            By 

            from Iowa

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Meaningful
            • Pretty

            Cons

            • Too Short

            Best Uses

              Comments about UncommonGoods 'Master Of My Fate' Necklace:

              I love this necklace for looks and that particular line of the poem on it! Just wish the chain was a little nicer and a bit longer....

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Wonderful!

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              By 

              from Miami, FL

              About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Meaningful
              • Pretty
              • Unique

              Cons

              • Ugly chain

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about UncommonGoods 'Master Of My Fate' Necklace:

              I LOVE this necklace. I made it a point to memorize Invictus, and this necklace has the two most powerful lines in the entire poem, and now they go everywhere I go. My only complaint is that the chain on this necklace isn't very pretty, but the workmanship is beautiful.

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              Absolutely perfect!

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              from Long Island, NY

              About Me Modern, Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Quality
              • Meaningful
              • Unique

              Cons

              • Too Short

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about UncommonGoods 'Master Of My Fate' Necklace:

              I had been looking for this exact thing.

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              • Yes

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