MasterArks

Master Ark's Medieval Jewellery & Cloak Clasps

Calgary, Alberta · 690 Sales

MasterArks

Master Ark's Medieval Jewellery & Cloak Clasps

Calgary, Alberta 690 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(248)

Announcement   It appears as if CANADA POST will enter into binding arbitration and a postal disruption will be avoided. I will currently ship out orders via Canada Post as usual. Over 35 years making Medieval jewelry and proud of my five star rating! Save on shipping with multiple orders!
See more of what Master Ark offers - visit my websites www.MasterArk.com & www.MysticSpiritDesign.com You can also follow me on Facebook at MasterArk.com

Announcement
Last updated on 07 Jul, 2016

It appears as if CANADA POST will enter into binding arbitration and a postal disruption will be avoided. I will currently ship out orders via Canada Post as usual. Over 35 years making Medieval jewelry and proud of my five star rating! Save on shipping with multiple orders!
See more of what Master Ark offers - visit my websites www.MasterArk.com & www.MysticSpiritDesign.com You can also follow me on Facebook at MasterArk.com

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Roman Style Granulated Earrings with Garnets
CA$49.00
Bronze Temple Ring 2
CA$28.00
Roman Style Disc Earrings with Amber or Amethyst
CA$45.00
Celtic Knotwork Dragon
CA$50.00
Bronze Dragon Pendant
CA$42.00
Cloak Clasp - Pennanular Brooch with Sunstone
CA$99.00
Pennanular Brooch with Jade
CA$132.00
Large Rabbit Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
CA$55.00
Boar Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
CA$49.00
Celtic Wolf Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
CA$55.00
Cloak Clasp - Oak Leaf - Sterling Silver
CA$132.00
Bronze Cloak Clasp with Labradorite
CA$140.00
Celtic Hummingbird Pendant or Brooch in Bronze
CA$47.00
Celtic Owl Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
CA$47.00
Sleeve Clasp - Anglo Saxon / Viking
CA$30.00
Wrist Clasp - Anglo Saxon / Viking
CA$28.00
Viking Bead Hanger or Bead Divider
CA$28.00
Viking Bead Hanger or Chatelaine
CA$28.00
Bronze Temple Ring 1
CA$28.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(248)
Diane Twiss

Diane Twiss on 19 Jul, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful craftsmanship. Excellent service. Highly recommended. I couldn't be happier.

faerysteel

faerysteel on 18 Jul, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These are gorgeous! I ordered them for delivery to the US 6 weeks before an event, he sent them right away, and they hadn't arrived yet a week before so he resent them. So of course the original package shows up the day after the event! Mental note, give more time for international shipping.

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About

Master Ark's Cart becomes a shop on Etsy.

Some 35 years ago a younger Ark decided to try to make his living making cloak clasps and medieval jewellery. I had done glass sculpture for ten years and was up for trying something new. I had discovered the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), a Medieval reenactment group, who sought to recreate a more perfect version of Medieval times centered around the code of chivalry. These people dressed in Medieval clothing and there was a need for authentic jewellery and especially for cloak clasps, since everyone had a cloak. I built a wooden cart to sell my wares from, and Ark's Cart was born. A few years later I was awarded the status of Master within the group and it became Master Ark's Cart.
The business eventually out grew the cart, but the major venues were still Medieval events.

Life changes occurred. I decided to quit doing Medieval jewellery, and sold my business and designs to another Medieval jeweller. Time passed. Life changed some more. I moved from New Mexico to Maui, fell in love, and went to England. From England I visited numerous museums, seeing first hand pieces that I had only seen in books and so many things that never make it into books. There were so many things waiting for me to make them! I moved to Canada with my new wife, bought back some of my original designs, and started making new pieces. Master Ark's was reborn.

Now as a much older Ark I have reluctantly entered the 21st century. It is very different than the 10th century where I feel so at home! And here is Etsy - a way to offer my creations to a whole new group of people!

Thank you for being one of those people! There are still so many pieces that I want to make and share with you!

You can learn more about me and see more of my work by visiting my two web sites: www.MasterArk.com and www.MysticSpiritDesign.com

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  • Master Ark

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    William Guse, known in the Society for Creative Anachronism as Master Ark of Ringholden, has been making Medieval jewellery for over 35 years. He has spent his whole life as a craftsman. Making things is not just his livelihood, it is his passion.

Manufacturers
  • Sean Chappell

    Franklinton, NC, United States

    Once I create a piece of jewelry, Sean makes a mold from my original. He uses that mold to make wax copies of my piece. He then uses the lost wax casting method to reproduce the piece in bronze or silver. He sends it to me and I finish it to sell.

Local

Find MasterArks at the following upcoming market!

  • Brooks Medieval Faire

    Old Rodeo Grounds,

    Aug 6–7

    This is always one of our favorite events of the year! Make the drive down to Brooks for a truly awesome event! Check their web site for details.

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Last updated on 15 Mar, 2016
Frequently asked questions

When can I expect to receive my order?

Items are shipped light packet. Delivery within Canada is usually 5-10 days. Delivery to the US is usually about 2 weeks. Delivery to other international locations usually takes 2-3 weeks.