Any painting looks complete if it has its original frame. The presence of a frame is an integral attribute of a beaded picture. The frame and the painting must be one.
Usually, pictures embroidered with beads have a rich colorful texture. That is why they are not removed under glass. True, there are special "non-glare" glasses, under which beaded paintings do not lose their appearance. Such frosted glass is much more expensive than usual.
To frame the beaded picture, you will definitely need a mat. This is the name of a special cardboard in which a window is cut to fit the work. Only fields need to be left around. In this way, a colored background can be created between the painting and the frame. Also, the paintings should have a protective layer of decorative paper. It is called a backdrop. Often, it is the backdrop that hides some defects in the work of the master.
When choosing a frame for a beaded picture, it is necessary to take into account the thickness of the stretcher. The painting can be stretched onto thin cardboard. Fiberboard is usually used as a solid base. By the way, in the last century, frames for pictures from beads were made by hand without special tools and devices. This influenced not only the quality of the work performed, but also its cost. But modern baguette workshops are equipped with special machines. Such professional equipment helps craftsmen to achieve neat joints when cutting a baguette, the thickness of which is very small.
There are several options for a frame molding - classic, flat, reverse and cassette. The main thing is that it does not stand out much against the background of the beaded picture itself. Also, frames can be used not only in combination with a mat, but also with internal slip pads. It is possible to introduce a mat for linen, silk or velvet, with figured holes and decorative and lines. There are countless design options.
When framing beaded pictures, some nuances should be taken into account. For example, a mat with a thin cover should cover the uneven edges of the painting. True, in some cases, frayed edges of paintings can emphasize the texture and shape of the material, as well as its authenticity. For the mat, you can use a special conservation museum cardboard, which is completely free of acid compounds. At the same time, the picture is closed from above with expensive museum glass, which will only emphasize the sophistication of the beaded picture. It also perfectly protects beaded embroidery from UV rays.