Not anymore! Thanks to Karen Totten, this site looks fresh, vibrant, and exciting.
Karen spearheaded the redesign and took her inspiration from photos of trade beads. Here's a great trade beads Pinterest board filled with all kinds of eye candy of trade beads. Here are a few examples if you're worried about getting lost in the Pinterest vortex so early in the day.
Once she had the imagery in mind, she obtained the rights for a vector image that conveyed the basic idea, then reworked it. Once that was done, she designed the rest of the site to fit with that theme.
She worked up 4 or 5 different overall designs and the team narrowed it down to the one you see now.
Karen also designed a new blog button if you want to grab it. Look to the bottom of the right hand column to grab the code to add the new button to your blog ------->