First up, zipper jewelry. Or, to be specific, a zipper bracelet.
This looks like a really easy bracelet to make, and it's a perfect use for the zipper in those ratty old jeans that you were going to throw away anyway! Sporting three or more of these at once would make you look like a real bad ass. Don't worry, if you don't have zippers laying around, they sell these at the store (maybe even in a few different colors!).
This next tutorial just blows my mind. Seriously. Ten out of ten for creative use of zippers.
First you see a zipper with ribbon, then you have a coin purse. Um, awesome. I have this project on my to-do list , mostly because I can't quite wrap my brain around how this thing really works. Still, it looks really cool, and depending on how easy they are to make, may make really cool gifts. These little pouches could even store jewelry when you're traveling!