Of course when you use tools everyday you develop some you can't work without.
Jewelery tip needle nose pliers is a basic in my tool box, I love to work with all of the decorative wires and this one tool help to start nice curls with out damaging the wire. It also helps to get a consistent look with the exposed end of the wire. This is a smaller size to easily fit into your hand. It also features a flat pliers and a wire cutter all in one tool.
Of course a Swiss Army knife is a basic, the twist I like is one version with a key chain. this way I can clip on a brightly colored string. I manage to loose my knife regularly this helps me to keep better tabs on it.
A Floralife bunch cutter is the next of my basic tools I prefer the smaller orange one but for larger jobs like recieving flower shipment I would use the larger one. I am one of the people that is allergic to alstromeria which happens to be one of my favorite flowers by using the bunch cutter instead of my knife I can use them in designs with out getting a reaction.
Next due to previous carpel tunnel problems I need a ratchet pruner for cutting branches and larger items. I love to use natural accents in my work so the ratchet action help me to be able to cut large items with ease.