I'm doing my first hinge on a small pendant and wonder if there's
a nicer way to finish off the pin...
You can tube set faceted stones or cabs at the ends. The stones will
keep the hinge pin in place. Just to cite one source, Rio Grande has
diamonds down to 1.3mm, CZs down to 1mm, and round cabs down to 3mm.
Larger, colored stones may be easier to notice, depending on how the
hinge is oriented to the viewer.