As a designer, you MUST have good mechanics to create professional designs.
Keep in mind, high quality materials does NOT have to mean expensive. Through trial and error, I have found materials that I use regularly and stand by.
These work very well for me, and as an individual you may have to decide if they are the best fit for you, but you won't know until you try!
These are affiliate links through Amazon, which means I may receive a small portion of the sale.
Wire cutters; https://amzn.to/2MMOlm4
Studio Lighting; https://amzn.to/2Dccu12
Floral Wire; https://amzn.to/2GkRYP8
OLFA Rotary Cutter; https://amzn.to/2GnHsGU
FISKARS Cutting Mat; https://amzn.to/2t6YPny
Glue Sticks; https://amzn.to/2UHHltG
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