When participle phrase comes at the end of the sentence, it usually modifies the subject.
1 He smiled nervously with a chocolate in his hands, thinking that the end has come.
Here, participle phrase "thinking that the end has come"modifies "he", not hands. What I want to ask is, is it OK to put a participle phrase that would modify "hands"?
2 He smiled nervously with a chocolate in his hands, darkened with sweetness.
Here, I meant to make past participle phrase "darkened with sweetness" modify his hands.
The reason I am asking is because I realized that participle phrases can be used in the position of appositives:
3 His hands, darkened with sweetness, were holding a chocolate.
So does my sentence 2 work in the same way as the sentence 3, or is it impossible to use sentence 2 at all? Is it OK to use sentence 2?