MasterArks

Master Ark's Medieval Jewellery & Cloak Clasps

Calgary, Alberta · 810 Sales

MasterArks

Master Ark's Medieval Jewellery & Cloak Clasps

Calgary, Alberta 810 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(298)

Announcement   Shop before December 8th to receive your order by Christmas! Earlier is even better. 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
I've finished the pieces for the gift shop of the Glenbow Museum, based on the shields in their collection. See them in my shop now under brooches! #EtsyatGlenbow

Announcement

Last updated on 29 Nov, 2016

Shop before December 8th to receive your order by Christmas! Earlier is even better. 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
I've finished the pieces for the gift shop of the Glenbow Museum, based on the shields in their collection. See them in my shop now under brooches! #EtsyatGlenbow

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Celtic Knotwork Dragon
CA$50.00
Bronze Dragon Pendant
CA$42.00
Large Rabbit Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
CA$55.00
Celtic Rabbit Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
CA$42.00
Celtic Wolf Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
CA$55.00
Celtic Raven Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
CA$49.00
Large Boar Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
CA$55.00
Boar Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
CA$49.00
Celtic Style Unicorn Pendant or Brooch in Bronze
CA$47.00
Phoenix Pendant in Bronze
CA$55.00
Unicorn Pendant in Bronze
CA$22.00
Cloak Clasp - Oak Leaf - Sterling Silver
CA$132.00
White Bronze Cloak Clasp with Labradorite
CA$145.00
Cloak Clasp - Oak Leaf - Bronze
CA$55.00
Celtic Fox Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
CA$49.00
Large Greyhound Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
CA$55.00
Greyhound Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
CA$49.00
Our Lady of Guadalupe Pendant in Sterling Silver
CA$45.00
Angel Pendant in Sterling Silver
CA$45.00
Our Lady of Guadalupe Pendant in Bronze
CA$30.00
Leaping Stag Pendant in Bronze
CA$49.00
Leaping Deer Pin or Pendant in Bronze
CA$49.00
Large Stag Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
CA$55.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(298)
capercaillie1972

capercaillie1972 on 02 Dec, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The detail is stunning as is the quality! A+++

capercaillie1972

capercaillie1972 on 02 Dec, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Superior shop in every way. Wonderful pieces, and terrific artist!

capercaillie1972

capercaillie1972 on 02 Dec, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The quality of this piece is second to none! A+++++

capercaillie1972

capercaillie1972 on 02 Dec, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Artist is great to work with. His pieces are superb!

Susan

Susan on 26 Nov, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Fourteen days, door to door - not bad at all. These are gorgeous! Exactly what I needed. I am so glad I ordered these.

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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 my major venues were still Medieval events.

Life changed. I quit making Medieval jewellery, and sold my business and designs to another Medieval jeweler. Life changed again. 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.

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Last updated on 17 Nov, 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. There can be delays during peak shipping seasons, so please shop early!