Cassandra's quote pendants began when her cousin Matilda Goad
asked her to engrave some words from her grandmother that she
wanted to keep with her always. Not wanting the words to be easily
readable by others, Cassandra created a pendant shaped like a worn
and treasured Roman coin with its uneven outline and surface. She
then engraved it with the words in a spiral, like the French
arrondissements or an 'en colimacon' staircase, often looping the
serifs of the letters from one line to the next.