Michelle Yeaton The Junk Diva

Antique Silver floral filigree assemblage earrings.$39.
Chunky natural gemstone bead necklace with vintage Paris fob and floral charm. $129.
Victorian floral assemblage necklace. $59.
Long Art Deco rhinestone and shell key necklace $59
Art Deco Watch Assemblage bracelet $49.
Art Deco rhinestone Assemblage Watch $49.
buffalo nickel coin Assemblage Ring $29.
White top Grade & Gather. 44.50 (Frocks & Rocks).

Photography Jessie Lee Cederblom


Michelle Yeaton embarks on weekly treasure hunts for her assemblages of vintage jewelry.

Her love of history dates back decades, leading her to become known as the Junk Diva.

Clients seek out the Junk Diva hoping Michelle’s hands will rehabilitate a worn trinket into something wearable. One did so with her grandfather’s old metals.

Her handmade jewelry carries notes of Victorian and Art Deco. Most have pre ‘50s feel.

“Sometimes, it’s not me finding the pieces. It’s them finding me.”

Yeaton may be reached through Instagram,  @thejunkdiva and Facebook – The Junk Diva.

Junk Diva Jewelry is for sale at Stars Antique Market, 526 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach and will be featured at Fullerton’s Gitterfest on March 31.

Antique French red rosary glass bead necklace with French sacred heart pendant. $89.
Vintage, chunky seed pearl rope necklace with vintage enamel heart pendant. $59.
Black gemstone bead assemblage necklace with cross/heart pendant. $49.

Circa 1880s Victorian mother of Pearl button ring. $89.
Natural stone bead Assemblage bracelet. $49.
Silver tribal stacking bracelet. $39.

Semi precious gemstone beads with antique Masonic fob, circa 1920s. $189
Vintage gold link neck chain with vintage butterfly specimen pendant. $89
Recycled leather belt bracelet with Art Deco rhinestone and enamel decoration.
Cream crop sleeveless sweater Olivacious $46.50 (Frocks & Rocks)

Antique assemblage earrings with hand painted birds. $39.
Black gemstone bead assemblage necklace with cross/heart pendant. $49.
Vintage, chunky seed pearl rope necklace with vintage enamel heart pendant. $59.
Antique French Red Rosary glass bead necklace with antique French sacred heart pendant. $89.
Lace cami’s navy & vanilla, Lovestitch. $46.50 (Frocks & Rocks).


Models: Sharan Chahal, @shachayogini

             Lisa Prather

Art Director: Miray Yalcinkaya

Flowers: Petalfox @petalfox

Makeup and Hair: Lisa Prather @makeupartist411

Jewelry: Michelle Yeaton @junkdiva

Clothing: Frocks and Rocks

Location: Unita  215 Arena Street.


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