UPF 50+ Sun Protection Leggings Recommendations and Coupon Codes

Why I wear UPF clothing
In my personal case, I developed an allergy to UV light in my late 30’s. I had always been very sun sensitive and would burn extremely easily. In my 20’s I was diagnosed with Polymorphous Light Eruption or PMLE which presented as red, itchy bumps on my forearms. It would itch and burn when scratched and while it was ugly and uncomfortable, it was managed with applying sunscreen.

Unfortunately, years later, my PMLE changed to a full-fledged sun allergy. My immune system sometimes mistakes UV light for an attack and responds aggressively with painful, and maddeningly itchy red blotches all over my body. My first attack covered about 70% of my body from my face and neck, down my back, my chest, my arms, my torso and onto my upper legs. Only my lower legs and feet were unaffected.

Itchy, red rash across the back from uv light and sun exposure.

This is what a full attack of my sun allergy looks like. This rash covered about 70% of my body.

It took several weeks for the attack to subside. Dermatological biopsies confirmed the immune response and the fact it was a true allergic reaction. My best defense is now to wear UPF clothing at all times including long sleeves and longer capris or pants. It’s led me to research sun protection clothing and develop a whole new wardrobe to live safely in Florida’s brutally strong sun.

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ALL of their leggings are UPF50, both Triathalon and Athleisure styles. All of their items are made and sewn in the US. They are a woman-owned business and owner and artist, Tina Z. is fabulous. I’ve had the pleasure speaking by email many times and she’s always super helpful. I can’t recommend this small business and their GORGEOUS leggings enough. They are the highest, most premium quality leggings I own by far.

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Collaboration between PhoenixFire Designs tree of life pendant and Wekrshop Celtic Tree design leggings.

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Some of my amazing prints from Werkshop!

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All of their leggings are UPF50. This is my second favorite legging company. They also produce all their leggings in the US. They have neat designs and their leggings are comfortable as both activewear and also daily wear.

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UPF 50+ sun safe outfit including long-sleeve shirt and Yoga Democracy leggings.

Even if you don’t have a sun allergy like I do, it’s a good thing to keep sun safety in mind! And when you can have such stylish, comfortable, and high-quality made-in-America leggings that ALSO offer sun protection benefits, why not?

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You can also follow my sun protection instagram account UNFUNINTHESUN for more clothing recommendations, outfit inspo, looks, and info!

I Stand With Ukraine Heart Charm

Like so many in the world, I am devastated to hear about the plight of the Ukrainian people and wanted to do something about it. So I made this resin heart charm with embedded blue/yellow glitter in the color of the Ukrainian flag as a way to show support.

I’m selling them for $10/each with flat-rate shipping of $3.50 no matter how many you’d like. I’m donating $5 of each item to a charity to benefit Ukraine. (The other $5 covers my material and supply costs. I’m not making profit on this item.)

Click through to go to the checkout cart. I have 9 ready to ship and can make more as needed. 💙💛

Stand with Ukraine Glitter Heart Charm

RBG Dissent Holo Sticker

Like many, I was devastated to hear of the passing of Supreme Court Justice (and all around bad-ass woman), Ruth Bader Ginsberg. So I decided to have some holographic stickers made up with the image of her famous “Dissent” collar and donate the profits to a charity important to her in her honor. I’ve selected ACLU due to her long affiliation with them and being co-founder of the Women’s Rights Project at the ACLU.


This is a proof image of the sticker. The final item will have a gorgeous, holographic effect. The sticker will measure approximately 3″ x 2″ and is suitable for just about any use. They are waterproof, sun fade resistant, and very durable. They are being professionally printed. I expect to receive them around the end of September.

Edit: Here is a GIF of the actual stickers on hand!

I am pricing the stickers at $5. And I am donating a minimum of $3/per sticker to the ACLU. I am NOT looking to make profit on them, just cover the costs. ALL extra will be donated. (Costs include the original price of the sticker, PayPal fees, and shipping costs.) I will be shipping them in a simple letter envelope to help minimize cost. (Using a first class, 55 cent stamp for US and a first class, $1.30 stamp for international.)

RBG Dissent Holo Sticker


Thank you!

Wire Wrapped Labradorite Pendant in Silver Wire

Silver wire wrapped labradorite necklace artisan jewelry handcrafted by PhoenixFire Designs

New in the PhoenixFire Designs Etsy Shop!

Silver wire wrapped labradorite necklace artisan jewelry handcrafted by PhoenixFire Designs

Gorgeous natural green labradorite gemstone with amazing gold flash wire wrapped by hand in tarnish resistant silver plated wire. Open weave along the edges to form a woven bezel to accentuate and encase the stone with a simple decorative swirl bail.

One of a kind pendant available here!

8th Annual TBEC Etsy Craft Party

PhoenixFire Designs wire wrapped gemstone jewelry at TBEC Etsy Craft Party

PhoenixFire Designs was part of the 8th Annual TBEC Etsy Craft Party on Saturday, July 6th, 2019 inside the historic St. Petersburg Coliseum. This amazing, one-day-a-year event features some of the absolute best local talent including a wide variety of handcrafted, handmade and vintage sellers all under one roof.

PhoenixFire Designs wire wrapped gemstone jewelry at TBEC Etsy Craft Party

Here’s a great shot right before the chaos – I mean show – started of the entire event from overhead:

8th Annual TBEC Etsy Craft Party at the St. Pete Coliseum July 6, 2019 (Photo by  Todd Lipsky)

Huge thanks to TBEC: Tampa Bay Etsy Crew for pulling off another absolutely amazing event! And also thanks to St. Pete for coming out in absolute droves to shop and support small, local businesses as well as handcrafted artists!

(Missed it? Shop PhoenixFire Designs on Etsy or follow PhoenixFire Designs on Facebook to keep up with our show schedule and new releases!)

March 2019 Show Schedule for PhoenixFire Designs

PhoenixFire Designs March 2019 in person event show Schedule

Here’s where you can shop PhoenixFire Designs handcrafted, wire wrapped jewelry in person throughout the Tampa Bay Area at a variety of local craft shows, farmer’s markets, and festivals for March 2019!

PhoenixFire Designs March 2019  in person event show Schedule

Come shop our handcrafted, artisan jewelry, wire wrapped gemstone necklaces, earrings, rings, and more in person with unique items not available online plus specials and one of a kind pieces!

As always, if you can’t come see us at a market or show, you can always shop PhoenixFire Designs on Etsy or PhoenixFire Designs on Amazon for shipping anywhere worldwide.

February 2019 Show Schedule for PhoenixFire Designs

PhoenixFire Designs Feb 19 Show Calendar

Here’s where to shop PhoenixFire Designs in person at our February 2019 Markets and shows!

PhoenixFire Designs Feb 19 Show Calendar

  • Saturday, February 9th – TBA

Come shop our handcrafted, artisan jewelry, wire wrapped gemstone necklaces, earrings, rings, and more in person with unique items not available online plus specials and one of a kind pieces!

Don’t forget, Valentine’s Day is February 14th and jewelry makes a wonderful gift for her!

As always, if you can’t come see us at a market or show, you can always shop PhoenixFire Designs on Etsy or PhoenixFire Designs on Amazon for shipping anywhere worldwide.

End of Year Flash Sale

My Recycled Sari Silk Wrap Bracelets are always a big seller. Each is completely one of a kind recycled from vintage sari silk. They are normally a show exclusive – you can only get them by seeing me in person at an event. But I have two weeks off from shows right now for the end of the year and I’m giving a rare chance to snag some of these gorgeous bracelets now to my online fans and customers!

Bracelets are made from reclaimed, recycled, vintage sari silk. Each is fair trade. I add the charms and beads to theme each silk piece.

They are $25/each. Flat rate $3 shipping within the US no matter how many bracelets you order.

Here is everything I currently have ready to ship!

Select the bracelet(s) you want by number/description in the drop down menu beneath each photo.

Sorry, sale has ended.

January 2019 Show Schedule for PhoenixFire Designs

PhoenixFire Designs show schedule January 2019. Shop handcrafted, wire wrapped, gemstone jewelry in person within the Tampa Bay area including Dunedin, Seminole Heights, Hyde Park, Clearwater, St. Petersburg and more.

Want to shop PhoenixFire Designs in person? Here’s where to find us for January 2019.

PhoenixFire Designs show schedule January 2019. Shop handcrafted, wire wrapped, gemstone jewelry in person within the Tampa Bay area including Dunedin, Seminole Heights, Hyde Park, Clearwater, St. Petersburg and more.