The moral of today’s post is: “Don’t be afraid to cut glass!” Laura over at A Beautiful Mess had wanted to try to make a gemstone mirror for a while, but the fear of the mirror breaking and shattering all over the place had kept her from realizing her DIY dreams. However, after a few youtube videos and a tip from her husband, she was safely on her way to a beautiful gemstone mirror. The tutorial is way easier than you think, and the glass cutter tool is about as scary as an exacto knife. With a little contact paper and gold paint- voila! The perfect gemstone mirror.