'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


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.


Made in California

Kathy Bransfield

created by

Kathy Bransfield



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.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
22kt gold plated brass, 1.5 mm flush-set brown diamond
Chain: 18" L, Pendant: 0.875" dia
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Great Gift!


This is a great gift for milestone experiences and teenage to adult.


Nice necklace!


Loved the symbolism since it was a college graduation present. My daughter also spent a lot of time on her grandparent's boat so the compass had a double meaning. It was totally her style and I loved the two layered look. The only thing I would do different is make it a hair bigger so that you could read the saying easier! But besides that, it was perfect for her!

Brighton, MI


Had this for several years and still love it


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.



Perfect gift for strong woman


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.

Virginia Beach, VA


They Loved It!


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!!

New Braunfels, TX


Price too high for quality


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.

Grand Rapids, MI


Purchased in 2012 + Still Looks Great


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.

Richmond, VA


Words to love by + beautiful jewelry=best gift ever


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. ❤️

Lake Geneva, WI


Nice idea, not quite the quality expected


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


Iwould buy this product again


The person who this was given to throughly enjoyed the gift

West Islip, NY


'Master Of My Fate' Necklace

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