It's such a simple thing. Cut on a 45 degree angle, the angled corners will match making a frame. Framers do this all of the time. Unfortunately, I am not a framer nor do I have the tools to be exact... and you have to be exact.
This piece is called Ketch and I was simply looking to frame the oyster. Like any frame, this would separate the focal point from its environment, drawing more attention to the oyster. The frame I made not only did not have enough presence but wasn't square. To make matters worse, the box itself wasn't square. So I found a framer. Chris, from Gallery 25, has been most helpful in making frames for me. I still had a fair amount of fitting to do, like I said, the box itself isn't square, but this frame added so much to this piece.
The piece was almost done when it occurred to me that it still needed something...a little piece of fan coral to complete it.