'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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UncommonGoods'Master Of My Fate' Necklace
 
3.9

(based on 302 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (112)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (112)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (20)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Meaningful (140)
  • Good quality (134)
  • Unique (130)
  • Good length (111)
  • Pretty (66)

Cons

  • Lacks luster (29)
  • Poor workmanship (28)
  • Too short (28)
  • Too delicate (18)
  • Pricey / poor value (14)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (210)
  • Dress up or down (37)
  • Going out (37)
  • Office (33)
  • Formal occasions (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (113), Stylish (96), Classic style (88), Comfort-oriented (88), Modern (84)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (123), No (56)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A very special gift to give...

My daughter & I gave this to a friend going thru rehab. She loves it & show's it to everyone. She says when she is having a hard time she holds...Read complete review

My daughter & I gave this to a friend going thru rehab. She loves it & show's it to everyone. She says when she is having a hard time she holds on to it, knows she has people who care. And she can do it!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I was disappointed

I ordered it for my cousin's graduation gift.I was so excited because I thought that it would be such a meaningful gift with nice message. But after I opened the box after the delivery...Read complete review

I ordered it for my cousin's graduation gift.I was so excited because I thought that it would be such a meaningful gift with nice message. But after I opened the box after the delivery before I handed it to her, I was quite disappointed. The colors of the three compartments were so different from each other and not matched that well: The string was bright silver-like, the outer pendant was very dark bronze-like (please excuse my possibly incorrect metal description.), and the inner pendant was in between. My expectation was three of them would have similar tone of colors....[...] The necklace was in a small string bag (like dried flower pouch). Basically, it did look like a gift at all. [...] Sorry for the bad review. I expected it too much. But I am sure you can design better than this with this price.

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4.0

Had this for several years and still love it

By 

from maine

About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Meaningful
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Office

    Comments about UncommonGoods 'Master Of My Fate' Necklace:

    Bought this in late 2011 or early 2012, so a while ago! I bought one for me and one for my mom. She and I both still wear them all the time and I love the meaning behind them. The inscription is from one of my all time favorite poems. Even after 5+ years the necklace is still intact and looks great. The gold/silver combo allows me to wear it with almost any other color earrings/bracelets.

     
    5.0

    Perfect gift for strong woman

    By 

    from Virginia Beach, VA

    About Me Career, Classic, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dress Up or Down
      • Everyday

      Comments about UncommonGoods 'Master Of My Fate' Necklace:

      It's a perfect, elegant, subtle reminder that you can do anything you put your mind to. You wear this with everything because of the silver and gold accents and it's classic so it's a perfect addition to any outfit.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      They Loved It!

      By 

      from New Braunfels, TX

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods 'Master Of My Fate' Necklace:

      I bought four of these for graduation gifts this year. The girls called/texted me immediately that they loved them and already had them on! I was concerned ordering this because I don't like to give jewelry that I haven't seen in person because so much can go wrong. However, they loved them. I talked to my friends (their parents) and was told they did not look cheap and the girls thought they were so cool! Couldn't be happier!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      2.0

      Price too high for quality

      By 

      from Grand Rapids, MI

      About Me Classic

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Meaningful
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Lacks Luster
      • Poor Workmanship

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about UncommonGoods 'Master Of My Fate' Necklace:

      I am returning this necklace. I was disappointed with the quality. It is such a perfect idea and if it were priced better I probably would have kept it. I showed a couple of people and they thought it was really a neat necklace but both were surprised by the cost to value ratio.

      Service and delivery comments:

      The delivery was very prompt. I had it quickly and I felt the shipping rate was fair. I will more than likely purchase other items in the future.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Purchased in 2012 + Still Looks Great

      By 

      from Richmond, VA

      About Me Classic, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Meaningful
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Twists

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about UncommonGoods 'Master Of My Fate' Necklace:

      Someone recently asked me where I got the awesome "master of my fate" necklace. So I checked my receipts and was surprised (but happy) to see it was still available. Figured I'd pass along my feedback as a 5-year owner of this cool necklace.

      Still looks great. Had to polish it a few times because it got tarnished over time. Cleans up nicely. Only tiny, tiny con was the compass and the quote twist a lot. Not sure how and it's easy to fix but unexpected. Even the chain still looks great.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Words to love by + beautiful jewelry=best gift ever

      By 

      from Lake Geneva, WI

      About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      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
         
        3.0

        Nice idea, not quite the quality expected

        By 

        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
         
        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
           
          4.0

          Unique, of quality workmanship

          By 

          from San Antonio, TX

          About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern

          Verified Buyer

          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
             
            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

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