MasterArks

Master Ark's Medieval Jewellery & Cloak Clasps

Calgary, Alberta · 1043 Sales

MasterArks

Master Ark's Medieval Jewellery & Cloak Clasps

Calgary, Alberta 1043 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(361)

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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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Last updated on 07 Apr, 2017

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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Bronze Dragon Pendant
Bronze Dragon Pendant
CA$42.00
Celtic Knotwork Dragon
Celtic Knotwork Dragon
CA$50.00
Polar Bear in Viking Urnes Style
Polar Bear in Viking Urnes Style
CA$55.00
Moose Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
Moose Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
CA$55.00
Large Bear Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
Large Bear Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
CA$55.00
Thors Hammer in Sterling Silver
Thors Hammer in Sterling Silver
CA$125.00
Thor's Hammer in Bronze
Thor's Hammer in Bronze
CA$32.00
Thors Hammer in Bronze
Thors Hammer in Bronze
CA$35.00
Frankish Pin with Lapis and Malachite
Frankish Pin with Lapis and Malachite
CA$89.00
Frankish Pin with Moonstone and Lapis
Frankish Pin with Moonstone and Lapis
CA$89.00
Celtic Raven Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
Celtic Raven Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
CA$49.00
Large Rabbit Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
Large Rabbit Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
CA$55.00
Celtic Rabbit Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
Celtic Rabbit Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
CA$42.00
Celtic Fox Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
Celtic Fox Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
CA$49.00
Large Greyhound Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
Large Greyhound Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
CA$55.00
Greyhound Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
Greyhound Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
CA$49.00
Cloak Clasp - Pennanular Brooch with Tiger Eye
Cloak Clasp - Pennanular Brooch with Tiger Eye
CA$99.00
Pennanular Brooch with Chrysoprase
Pennanular Brooch with Chrysoprase
CA$132.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(361)
crestedcookie

crestedcookie on 20 Jul, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Wounderful clasp! Exactly as the pictures and quick delivery! So happy and will buy more from here!

Susanne Müller

Susanne Müller on 15 Jul, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Very nice seller, fast shipping and such a wonderful pendant. Will surely buy again, thank you very much!

Susanne Müller

Susanne Müller on 15 Jul, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Very nice seller, fast shipping and such a wonderful pendant. Will surely buy again, thank you very much!

cnixondesign1

cnixondesign1 on 01 Jul, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I cannot rate this seller high enough. The picture doesn't do justice to the feel of this piece and the others that I have. Thanks so very much!

cnixondesign1

cnixondesign1 on 01 Jul, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

A delightful piece! Expertly crafted! Well wrapped and sent quickly. Thanks!

cnixondesign1

cnixondesign1 on 01 Jul, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Better than photo! A great piece! Thanks so very much!

cnixondesign1

cnixondesign1 on 01 Jul, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Another beautiful piece by a fine craftsman! Thanks!

cnixondesign1

cnixondesign1 on 01 Jul, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Repeat buyer. Have gotten so many compliments on this! I highly recommend this seller!

cnixondesign1

cnixondesign1 on 01 Jul, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

So much better in person. Extremely well made and expert finishing!

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About

The ancient craftsmen of the Celts, Vikings and Saxons have always inspired me and my work.

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

Shop members

  • 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.

Production partners

  • Sean Chappell

    Franklinton, NC

    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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More information

Last updated on 19 Dec, 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!
Due to repeated losses in transit I can no longer ship to France.