can i crochet can tabs together to make an evening bag?

I have seen can tabs crocheted together to make a flower brooch, and I can crochet so I tried it, and it sorta worked. Then I saw a bag done in sllightly overlapping can tabs, it had a fish scale effect, done with a silver/gray thread so it doesn't show-- has anyone tried this? t

You certainly can do it. Save as many tabs as you can and practice on a couple smaller projects first. One tip though, purchase a narrow enough file and smooth off any sharp edges on each tab especially where the thread must pass through.