MasterArks

Master Ark's Medieval Jewellery & Cloak Clasps

Calgary, Alberta · 909 Sales

MasterArks

Master Ark's Medieval Jewellery & Cloak Clasps

Calgary, Alberta 909 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(317)

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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
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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Last updated on 19 Dec, 2016

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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Bronze Dragon Pendant
CA$42.00
Celtic Knotwork Dragon
CA$50.00
Viking Quartz Crystal Sphere
CA$89.00
Large Rabbit Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
CA$55.00
Celtic Raven Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
CA$49.00
Celtic Rabbit Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
CA$42.00
Scottish Targe or Shield - Brooch and Pendant
CA$65.00
Saxon Disc Brooch
CA$85.00
Persian Shield - Brooch and Pendant
CA$65.00
Celtic Fox Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
CA$49.00
Greyhound Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
CA$49.00
Large Greyhound Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
CA$55.00
Celtic Wolf Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
CA$55.00
Large Boar Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
CA$55.00
Boar Brooch or Pendant in Bronze
CA$49.00
Cloak Clasp - Oak Leaf - Bronze
CA$55.00
Cloak Clasp - Oak Leaf - Sterling Silver
CA$132.00
Bronze Cloak Clasp with Carnelian
CA$132.00
Celtic Style Unicorn Pendant or Brooch in Bronze
CA$47.00
Phoenix Pendant in Bronze
CA$55.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(317)
cathycarpediem1

cathycarpediem1 on 19 Feb, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I highly recommend this shop! Great work!!

Linda C

Linda C on 14 Feb, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Extraordinary Four Directions Deer Antler Pendent, Beautifully Designed, Powerful and Uplifting, I really appreciate the detail and care that went into making this, Very Special, First Class Shop, Many Thanks!

Cindy-Ellen Morgan

Cindy-Ellen Morgan on 13 Feb, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The listing photos are completely inadequate. This brooch is breath-taking! The detail is wonderful and the craftsmanship and finish are amazing. I had this item in my Favorite Items for several months and now I am sorry I waited to get it. I should also add it was well packed and protected for shipping, and arrived very quickly.

Cindy-Ellen Morgan

Cindy-Ellen Morgan on 13 Feb, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Heavy, substantial, a real statement piece in well-crafted bronze. Very impressive, the photos do not do it justice. Extremely quick shipping, too. This shop is now in my Favorites and I'll be back for more.

Cindy-Ellen Morgan

Cindy-Ellen Morgan on 13 Feb, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Incredibly well detailed and superbly crafted! Urnes style is my favourite kind of knotwork, and hard to find. This piece is just exquisite. I bought the brooch and will probably now order the pendant version!!

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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 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.