John Bauer, of Antiquarian Couture, has been designing and creating jewelry since the start of 2014. His jewelry touches many different themes and genres such as Fantasy, Cyber Punk, Victorian, Industrial, Art Deco and most importantly: Steam Punk. The designs focus on using antique materials, particularly pieces from antique watches and jewelry. While maintaining a strong and industrial feel, John Bauer adds natural elements to these tough and hard mechanical parts, such as butterfly wings, insects, sea shells and gemstones. John Bauer uses resin to coat the pieces to make them smooth and make them protected against further aging and damage.