Many recycle artisans use soda can ring pulls for their work. Sewn together, pop can tabs create a wonderful chain mail effect, as seen on some of the following creative recycle projects sourced from around the net.
Ring Pull Pop Can Lamp and Tutorial
Instructions found here
Can Tab Belt and Bracelet DIY
Can tab jewelryAs seen on Recyclart
Interesting facts about soda cans, pull tabs and recycling found here