Cathy Jo Wheeler’s jewelry has been described as playful, whimsical, funky and FUN! Cathy designs jewelry using dichroic glass. She is drawn to bright, rich colors and the interplay of light both reflected and transmitted through the dichroic glass, which has a unique character of reflecting an array of different colors depending on the angle of the light and the angle of view. Each piece is hand cut from dichroic glass, and the different patterns of glass are fused together in a kiln. Cathy uses sterling wire to wrap each piece which creates a beautiful way to anchor the piece to the ear wire or chain. She also creates unique jewelry from silver and mixed metal wire.
A Birmingham native, Cathy graduated from the University of Montevallo with a degree in Art. She is co-owner and treasurer of Artists Incorporated Gallery. Cathy is past President and current Screening Chair of the Bluff Park Art Association. Her work can be seen at Artists Incorporated Gallery in Vestavia Hills, Alabama and at the Museum Store at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Cathy and her husband, David Tate, live in Hoover, Alabama