The problem is that most of the end results are pretty junky too. Sattler turns dough (a slice of bread kneaded with glue and food coloring) into rose petals for pins and earrings and uses chicken neck and spine bones and leather to make silly little animals she calls Weird Willies, Hot Dogs and Monsters, when the bones would be more decorative as natural forms undisturbed by dangling puppy tongues, etc. Most of the projects are quite simple but it's questionable whether the final products are worth even the trouble of flattening and drilling holes in bottle caps (to make a Roman belt) or sawing ball point pen barrels into one inch lengths (for bracelets). The low point is reached with a tie clip made from plastic toys (animals, airplanes ""or something similar"") found in cereal boxes or gum machines. Perhaps the author of Kitchen Carton Crafts (1970) is at last running out of convertible trash.